A child drinking apple juice at least once a day is half as likely to suffer from wheezing as children who drink it less than once a month. The data were published in the European Respiratory Journal based on report from Britain’s National Heart and Lung Institute.
The impact it has seems to be seen not in a reduction in asthma diagnoses, but on the incidence of wheezing. Wheezing can be strong indicator of an increased risk of asthma.
The leader of study, Dr.P.Burney, thinks it could be the phytochemicals in apples that appear to calm the inflammation in the airways. Phenolic acids and flavonoids are prime among phytochemicals. There are more than 20.000 flavonoids. Rich sources also include cooked tomatoes, onions and green and white tea. They have ability to protect cell membranes from damage and arteries from hardening.
Research from Scotland’s University of Aberdeen indicated that a generous consumption of apples by women during pregnancy could protect their unborn babies against asthma later in their development.

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